An ode, love story, and lament towards Caterina's grandmother and her own mother country. Her favorite poem she has ever written, lao lao truly encapsulates the paralleled anguish and separation she feels towards her grandmother and her homeland. Winner of the 2019 Scholastic National Gold Medal and Regional Gold Key. Published in Elysium 2019. 

lao lao

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